Admission to the OTA Program

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Prerequisite and general education courses must be completed with a grade of ā€œCā€ BEFORE beginning OTA courses.
  • A minimum average GPA of 2.75 in prerequisite and general education is required.
  • Minimum of 6 hours of observation with 2 different populations with an OT practitioner
  • Criminal background checks are completed on all accepted students. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or some misdemeanors may not be eligible for certifications or licensure and may have limited employment opportunities.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Apply to San Juan College
  2. Contact OTA program faculty at or 505-566-3849
  3. Complete Prerequisites and General Education courses
  4. Download and Complete OTA application